The Enmore distillery in Guyana was one of just three that remained from a glut of rum production during the 17th century. Its rum is full of character, and it was a great shame when it closed in 1993. This particular rum was distilled in 1990, using the very famous old wooden pot still. It was aged in small oak barrels, and it was bottled by Mezan.
Pale gold. Plenty of glycerol in the legs. Powerful, deep fragrance: spicy, almost fiery at the front of your nose, but the heart of this is profoundly fruity. No matter how deeply you inhale, it continues filling your nose and lungs with this richness, sweet on the back, with mild banana and plum notes. The taste is all banana at the start, but drying, and very spicy. Some bitterness, especially on the finish. Water brings out a huge sweetness.
I have to say I much prefer the aromas to the taste, but either way trying this is a great experience.
31st May 2012